Mother who supports homebirth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. One who questions established medical authority; tends to be vegetarian and/or prepare all-organic foods. See crunchy and hippie.
That crunchy mama is breastfeeding in public again!
While looking up how to explain what a 'crunchy mama' is I came across a forum on themommyplaybook.com where a woman was saying she does some of these things but not all of them. "I wonder what a middle crunchy mommy is.. perhaps I am a little soggy." Perfect! I am a Soggy Mommy! hahaha! Then I found a test you can take that says I am "sprinkled with granola." So now I'm a soggy mommy with a little crunch. I love the internet.
Here's what makes me a bit of a crunchy mommy: I cloth diaper, I use cloth wipes, I (sometimes) make Haleigh's baby food, I baby wear, I co-nap, Haleigh wears an amber necklace, and I attempted breastfeeding. I, however, do believe in vaccinations, public schools, eating meat (oh boy, do I ever love my meat), I clean with *gasp* clorox (sorry Hannah!), and I believe in hospitals and epidurals. I am a semi-crunchy mommy that is very happy with our choices. Our choices - why is it there is nothing about 'crunchy daddy's?' Maybe (probably), most men aren't in love with the whole idea of baby wearing/cloth diapering but what about the few that are? I happen to have a man who loves our cloth diapers, who turns his nose up at disposables (that's right, we're cloth diaper snobs - just ask my grandma who so kindly pointed this out to us) and wears our baby to go get the mail, and walk the dog. We are a crunchy family or at the very least a soggy family with a little bit of crunch and proud of it!